Senior Legal Advisor to MoMP/Policy Deputy Minister

  Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP)
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1415
Date Posted:Apr 15, 2017
Reference:MoMP/PSU/Senior Legal Advisor to DM Policy
Closing Date:May 3, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Adviser
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:7 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP):


Ministry of Mines and Petroleum is an enabler of the sector’s development and steward of all mineral and hydrocarbon resources through the implementation of international best practice, policies, regulations and procedures to encourage environmentally and socially acceptable private investment. It is the responsibility of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum to ensure progress in research, exploration, development, and exploitation of both minerals and hydrocarbons. The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum approach is to create the highest level of ministerial competence, promote clear and transparent investment opportunities through modern laws, regulation and policies; and develop a progressive and inviting fiscal regime.

Job Summary:

The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum is seeking an Afghan national for the post of Legal Adviser in the Ministry’s Strategy Unit. The Legal Advisor will be responsible to the Deputy Minister, Policy and Programmes and will work closely with other advisers in the Strategy Unit and colleagues in the Ministry on a range of programmes and activities to address the challenges and opportunities for the sustainable development and governance of Afghanistan’s mineral and hydrocarbon resources and extractive industries in line with international best practice.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Develop an action plan on Legal Advisory based on job description.
2. Provide advice and support in all matters related to legal issues affecting the extractive industries in Afghanistan
3. Assist in the drafting and revision of laws and other technical documentation
4. Review documents for compliance with the law
5. Undertake assigned research relating to the extractive industry legal framework
6. Undertake collaborative work with other advisers and Ministry colleagues on a variety of projects
7. Performing any other tasks assigned by the minister on the basis of laws, regulations and objectives of organization.

Job Requirement:

At least Bachelor Degree in Law and Master’s degree in this fields are highly encouraged or a related subject

Work experience in Afghanistan

At least 5 years’ experience in the application of law in the public or private sector for Master and 7 years for bachelor.

Experience of project-based work

Ability to draft legal and other technical documentation

Research skills

English language skills

Time management skills

Good communication skills

Office administrative and computing skills

Flexibility and enthusiasm

Ability to participate in discussion and operate as part of a multinational team

S/he should possess excellent writing, editing, and speaking skills in Dari, Pashto and English.

Priority will be given to candidates who demonstrate a high level of motivation and good communication, hardworking and interpersonal skills

S/he must be well versed in MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint and etc.

organizational and planning skills

communication skills

information gathering and monitoring skills

problem analysis and problem solving skills

judgment and decision-making ability



team member

attention to detail and accuracy


Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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